Many types of garments don’t provide enough plus-size options. But we can’t really say the same about plus-size jeans. There are several brands with fabulous denim options, including ASOS Curve, Universal Standard, Ashley Stewart and even Forever 21.
Each brand offers its own take on jeans for curvy ladies, so we’ve created this shopping guide to help you navigate the denim landscape.
How to Shop for Plus-Size Denim
Here are our tried-and-true tips for shopping plus-size jeans.
Always look for at least 3% spandex content in your jeans. The spandex helps them keep their shape and also hug your curves.
Check out stores like Marshall’s and Ross, which always have a solid selection of plus-size jeans for very reasonable prices.
Purchase jeans that fit you, even if you don’t like the number. No one can see what size you’re wearing, but everyone can see that telltale sign of ill-fitting jeans: the muffin top.
Best Plus-Size Jeans Styles
Best for chic style
Skinny jeans are sexy and chic. And, curvy women look fierce in skinny jeans. Don’t be afraid of that narrow leg — go with a looser, flowy top or add a tailored blazer for a balanced look.
Some places to buy plus-size skinnies that aren’t terribly expensive include:
Flare leg jeans are best for plus size women who are looking to flaunt their curves, thanks to a tighter fit through the waist and hip. This silhouette has a fun retro feel, which is ideal for fashionistas who like to wear something a little different. Pair flare jeans with a V-neck wrap top for maximum impact.
Shop for plus-size, flared leg jeans at these stores:
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.